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Originally: articulation between two bones having nearly flat opposing surfaces, allowing only a limited gliding movement (now rare); (later) a joint of this type.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From post-classical Latin arthrodia from Hellenistic Greek ἀρθρωδία (Galen) from ancient Greek ἀρθρώδης well-articulated (from ἄρθρον joint + -ώδης) + -ία.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.